CWind, a provider of services to the offshore wind industry, is extending its offerings by incorporating the resources of its parent company, Global Marine Systems Ltd. Group.
CWind currently provides services such as blade repair, corrosion protection, inspections and maintenance (topside and subsea), cable pull-ins, and temporary power supply.
By adding power cable installation and maintenance solutions to its offerings, CWind can now manage and deliver entire cable packages covering the lifecycle of an offshore wind farm – from the feed stage to the installation and protection of cables, the company says.
“With Global Marine, CWind now has access to additional technical resources to pursue its growth strategy with confidence,” says Lee Andrews, managing director for power at CWind. “The combined power of Global Marine and CWind will position us to continue to grow and service our customers with an even more diverse offering.”
CWind will be responsible for all aspects of the power-related business in the U.K. and internationally.
CWind says it will also have access to a larger pool of assets, including the C.S. Sovereign, a vessel that has installed almost 400 inter-array cables globally, to complement its existing fleet of 17 crew-transfer vessels. CWind will also have access to an array of subsea equipment, including the Q1000 jet-trenching remotely operated vehicle, which will support CWind’s ability to deliver more complex work packages.